Manna Dey, the legendary Indian playback singer, passed away today at the age of 94. He was suffering from chest infection for quite sometime and was in and out hospital few times in the past. His demise is a huge loss to the Indian film industry. His remains were brought at the Samsa open air theatre at the Ravindra Kalak Shetra so that the public can pay their respects to the iconic singer.
His son-in-law was in the car which was transporting his body from the hospital and his daughter, Sumitha Deb, was following them in a different car. His close friends and family were the first to arrive after hearing the news about his passing away. Many of the famous singer from the Kannada industry like Shomoga Subbanna, YK Muddukrishna and Hindustani vocalist Sangeetha Katti Kulkarni, Archana Udupa and MP & theatre personality B Jayashree were present to pay their last respects.
Film actor Tara and renowned director KSL Swamy, also came to bid adieu to the legendary singer. Manna was living in Bangalore with his daughter, Sumitha. She says that he used to love her cooking and called her Chum Chum, which she is going to miss a lot now. She later placed a rose on his dead body which was taken to the Hebbal crematorium in Bangalore.